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- ASIN : B01LWMDZ4D
- Publisher : Infinity Publishing (September 20, 2016)
- Publication date : September 20, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 2652 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 285 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #337,893 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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As a former Dallas PD officer myself, I was eager to hear the stories of the legendary Shotgun Squads. It turns out there wasn't nearly as much killing as I'd been told, but that's not surprising, as legends are always bigger around the campfire.
An example of "campfire" stories I'd been told about the Shotgun Squad: (Picture overweight elderly cop talking to eager rookies.) "Yep, them Shotgun Squads, they were the hot set up. Why they used to wipe out a couple of hijackers almost every weekend! They closed them down one year, because a couple of the guys were all pissed off at having to work on Christmas weekend, and when the hijacker showed his gun, they stepped out and said, 'Merry Christmas, mother------!', and blasted him! The clerk was traumatized and angry, so they shut the whole program down!" (Incidentally, thanks to the author for explaining the origin of Dallas' use of the term "hijackers" in referring to armed robbery suspects. I'd always wondered how that came about.)
The writing here was maybe a little bit dry, but this is essentially a chronicle, and the author was very careful to get accurate information, rather than just repeat old stories as they were told. I think this book is not only a good read, but a vital piece of historical record for Dallas P.D.
Lt. HC Holloway was a bigger than life, tough, and demanding dedicated law enforcement officer and if you got sideways with him you sat through an armageddon of discipline.